I spent a chunk of last week in Chattanooga after the terrible murders of four marines and a sailor.

The overriding sense in the city was one of shock: Shock at the killings but also utter bewilderment that it could have happened in a small city in Tennessee. I wrote about that sense here…

Chattanooga searches for answers amid the grief

And then over at my burger blog attempted to make some sense out of the gunman’s links to the Middle East, which for my money aren’t what led him to such a terrible act. His Islamic quotes, to me, seem more a manifestation of his misery, rather than the driving force behind his actions…

You don’t need Islam to explain the Chattanooga shootings

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